The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD), in partnership with consulting group Altura Solutions, will be holding an Open House Community Meeting to present findings and recommendations of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self-Assessment and the Department’s System-Wide Transition Plan.
The Transition Plan supports the following objectives:
Identify best practices to make PARD facilities accessible
Review current, applicable, and enforceable accessibility regulations at the federal, state, and local levels
Evaluate all PARD properties
Establish goals and priorities
Through a series of small group meetings, the project team gathered input on community priorities for the facilities assessment process. Community input has driven decisions made by PARD and recommendations finalized in the Transition Plan.
The meeting will be “open house” style format, and attendees are welcome to come and go as they please. Professional staff from PARD and Altura Solutions will be available to answer questions regarding the Assessment and Transition Plan.
“Our parks and recreation facilities contribute to the high quality of life that Austinites and visitors enjoy. The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to ensuring that our parks, programs and services are accessible, inclusionary, and welcoming for all. We are excited about the conclusion of this process and look forward to the next steps of implementing the comprehensive Transition Plan in order for our facilities and programs to meet the needs of all ages and all abilities as inclusively as possible,” said Liana Kallivoka, Assistant Director at the Austin Parks and Recreation Department.
The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 4 days before the meeting date.
For additional information, please contact Tony Arnold at the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, at (512) 974-9401, or at Tony.Arnold2@austintexas.gov. You may also contact Gary Gregson at the Austin Parks and Recreation Department at (512) 974-9475 or at Gary.Gregson@austintexas.gov. TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711.
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